Why You Should Stop Trying to Optimize Your Life

“Coming up with the perfect productivity system, the perfect to do list software — it’s not important. It’s procrastination on the things that are truly important.”

I share a lot of advice about how to optimize your life, so it may seem odd that I’m sharing something that suggests doing so is a mistake.

But this Leo Babauta post on the case against optimizing your life makes some great points about the danger of going too far with your urge to optimize.

His six reasons not to optimize include that the savings never get realized, optimizing is a trap of dissatisfaction, and it’s a good way to get things to break.

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